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Date:9/17/2008

Study Results Published in the September 18th New England Journal of Medicine

Each year more than 52,000 Americans die from colorectal cancer. Many of these deaths could be prevented by regular screening. Yet, the vast majority of those 50 and older who should be screened for the disease are not being tested - possibly due to the cost, inconvenience, and safety concerns associated with current screening exams.

However, results of an American College of Radiology Imaging Network study published in the September 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine confirm that CT Colonography, often referred to as virtual colonoscopy, is an effective screening option that could be more attractive to patients and, as a result, save lives.

CT colonography employs virtual reality technology to produce a three-dimensional visualization that permits a thorough and minimally invasive evaluation of the entire colon and rectum. The ACRIN trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), enrolled more than 2,600 patients at 15 sites nationwide and found that CT colonography was highly accurate for the detection of intermediate and large polyps.

For further information about the ACRIN National CT Colonography Trial, please visit: http://www.acrin.org/TabID/151/Default.aspx.

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NEWS: New England Journal of Medicine study confirms that CT Colonography or virtual colonoscopy, is an effective screening option that could be more attractive to patients and, as a result, save lives.

FORMAT: News Package with Extra Soundbites and B-roll

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Video, contact information and more available at: http://www.prnewswire.com/broadcast/34638/press.html

SOUNDBITES:

* C. Daniel Johnson, MD, ACRIN Trial Lead Investigator

* Paul J. Limburg, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Mayo Clinic

* Ron Dow, ACRIN Study Participant

B-ROLL INCLUDES:

* footage of patients receiving a CT colonography

* patients receiving a colonoscopy

* 3-D "fly-through" images of CT colonography results

VIDEO PROVIDED BY: The American College of Radiology

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